Antoni Porowski, the food and wine guru on Netflix's sensationQueer Eye, meets people where they live—literally. With appealing vulnerability, he shows cooks of all levels how to become more confident and casual in the kitchen. The verve and naturalness of his approach earned raves fromFood & Wine andBon Appétit toGQ and the New York Times, which noted his dishes prove that “sometimes simple is anything but simplistic.”
Some of the recipes in this book are weeknight healthyish meals, while others are perfect for off-the-cuff entertaining. Visual stunners, they’re often composed of fewer than five ingredients. Whether Bastardized Easy Ramen; Malaysian Chili Shrimp; Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto; or Salty Lemon Squares, all can be carried off with panache, even by beginners.
ANTONI POROWSKI is the Emmy Award-winning food and wine expert on the Netflix hit show Queer Eye. A television personality, chef, and model, he has worked as a food consultant and sommelier. He lives in New York City.
MINDY FOX is a writer and editor who has authored and co-authored many cookbooks. She lives in Portland, Maine.
"Antoni has a love of food equal to my own. From his Johnny's Queso Blanco (you can never go wrong with melted cheese) to his Polish Hangover Soup (I'm sure this will come in very handy) andall of his desserts,I can't wait to explore the mind and creativity of this extremely hot chef."
"Full of enthusiasm, warmth, and joy. From the simplest radishes in pink-peppercorn butter to a classic grilled cheese with tomato bisque to an innovative turkey kefte, the book shows a knowledge of techniques and an intrepid spirit in the kitchen."
"Antoni's enthusiasm for food is infectious. Approachable and easy,these recipes will inspire anyone to get into the kitchen."
"Antoni's culinary skills are prodigious, but what makes him special is the key ingredient that makesQueer Eye special: heart."
"Antoni is a born storyteller. His ability to convert even the most cynical eater to thesimple, relatable joys of good food is what makes this cookbook special. Whether you're a seasoned pro or in need of a culinary makeover, I dare you NOT to fall in love with Antoni!"
—Gail Simmons,food expert, TV host, and author ofBringing It Home
"The cook, the book, the recipes—Charmers all! From soups and stews that take us back to his Polish childhood to of-the-moment diragus with oozy eggs, marinated watermelon bites, or an olive oil Bundt cake with pecan streusel, Antoni brings warmth, style, and a very personal take to easy, simple foods made to share."
—Dorie Greenspan,author ofEveryday Dorie
"Playful with a hit of sophistication,Antoni in the Kitchen is the next best thing to getting a full-onQueer Eye cooking makeover."
—Christina Tosi, chef-owner of Milk Bar
"Cooking's highest power is to make us feel connected. Antoni reminds us of this on screen, and now on the page.I can't wait to cook so many of the things in these pages, starting with the meatloaf with the entire block of cheddar cheese tucked inside of it."
—Julia Turshen, author ofNow & Again andSmall Victories and host ofKeep Calm and Cook On